The Bulls are at the point where they need to take the best player available, regardless of position.
However, if the Bulls were to shore up their frontcourt with the 16th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, CSN Chicago's Bulls Pregame and Postgame host Mark Schanowski has five players that could fit nicely.
We present to you, a break from suffocating Jimmy Butler trade speculation:
5. D.J. Wilson, Michigan
2016-2017 stats: 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, 63% FG
Schanowski: "He's a guy who came on really strong late last season. Wilson played exceptionally well in the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament. He showed 3-point shooting range, also good back-to-the-basket moves and he's a shot-blocker. The big issue about him, he's gotta get stronger."
Bulls fans may also like to know that former ESPN analyst David Thorpe sees a resemblance with a familiar fan favorite.
Wilson isn't Joakim Noah. But he offers much of what Jo No does. Nba player that every team has use for.— david b. thorpe (@coachthorpe) March 19, 2017
4. Jarrett Allen, Texas
2016-2017 stats: 12.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 56% FG
Schanowski: "This guy's got the physical tools. He's also 6'11 with a 7'5 wingspan. Now, Allen is your traditional back-to-the-basket center and scouts love his offensive potential, but he does have to work on his defense just a bit."
He also had one of the most disgusting dunks of the 2016-2017 season.
3. Justin Patton, Creighton
2016-2017 stats: 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 68.4% FG
Schanowski: "He's more of an offensive player. He's got shooting range. He could be that stretch five that's starting to come in vogue in today's NBA. People question his motor at times, but he is a guy with a lot of potential."
Patton has had quite the rise towards basketball greatness, too.
Best story of 2017 NBA Draft that's not getting enough attention? How Justin Patton went from little known redshirt freshman to Top-15 pick.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 17, 2017
2. John Collins, Wake Forest
2016-2017 Stats: 19.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 62% FG
Schanowski: "They say this guy has a high motor. Now if the Bulls decide not to bring back Niko Mirotic, power forward could be their best option. He needs to improve his shooting range, but this guy is a very versatile athlete."
Don't call him Tim Duncan... yet.
John Collins and his inescapable comparison to Tim Duncan pic.twitter.com/jqk9hrxAeN— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) June 7, 2017
1. T.J. Leaf, UCLA
2016-2017 stats: 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 64% FG
Schanowski: "He's got three-point shooting range, also effective driving to the basket and getting to the free throw line. So if Mirotic moves on, I think that T.J. Leaf could be their best option as that stretch four position."
Which former UCLA star has the most NBA ready game? Depends who you ask.
From an NBA exec: "I think T.J. Leaf's game translates better than Lonzo's. He does so many things. ... Lonzo's learning curve scares me."— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 1, 2017
Wait until Lavar hears about this.
Watch the video above to see Schanowski's full analysis of this year's class of frontcourt players.